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Georgetown University

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Georgetown University

Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business / Washington, DC http://msb.georgetown.edu/


The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown takes seriously the preparation of our students for managing social and environmental issues and having a positive impact on business’s social environment. We believe a manager’s training is incomplete without an understanding of this important aspect of business.


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General Management (6)

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MBA & Public Policy


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Student Competitions (1)

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* Figures in parentheses indicate the number of courses/activities that, in whole or in part, integrate social, environmental, or ethical perspectives


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CHAPTER FOUR: Psychoanalytic contributions to risk assessment and management

Karnac Books ePub

Jessica Yakeley


Dangerousness and madness have long been linked in the collective imagination, inspiring film and literature, fuelling the media and providing both fascination and fear for the general public. Although there is only a slightly increased, albeit significant, risk of violence amongst people with more serious mental disorders (Taylor and Estroff, 2003), in recent years, considerations of risk have become of central importance to all those working in the field of mental health. The closure of the old mental asylums and release of patients into a community that was insufficiently equipped to contain them, resulted in some highly publicized failures of community care in which serious incidents occurred (Reed, 1997). The ensuing public inquiries condemning the inadequate assessment of patients and the poor communication amongst the mental health professionals and other agencies involved, have created a culture of blame in which politicians and public alike appear more concerned with public protection than with the individual rights of the mentally ill patient. The waters become even muddier when the offender's mental state and behaviour do not fit neatly into a psychiatric diagnostic category but are attributed to an abnormality of character. Public outrage over sex-offenders and so-called “dangerous severe personality disorder” have contributed to the recent proposals for legislation requiring psychiatrists to forcibly detain people who may commit some dangerous act in the future but have not done so yet. Understandable though these anxieties might be, they have the capacity to seriously damage progress towards less authoritarian and custodial mental health services. This is of relevance not only in the forensic mental health services but in all mental health and psychotherapeutic practice.

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CAPÍTULO 8 - El espacio potencial

Ogden, Thomas Ediciones Karnac ePub

Quizás la más importante y a la vez más escurridiza de las ideas introducidas por Donald Winnicott sea el concepto de espacio potencial. El espacio potencial es el término general utilizado por Winnicott para referirse a una zona intermedia de experimentación que se encuentra entre la fantasía y la realidad. Entre las formas concretas de espacio potencial destacan el espacio de juego, el área del objeto y de los fenómenos transicionales, el espacio analítico, el área de la experiencia cultural y el área de la creatividad. El concepto de espacio potencial sigue siendo enigmático, en parte, porque ha sido tan difícil extraer el significado del concepto a partir del elegante sistema de imágenes y metáforas en el que está redactado. Este capítulo es un intento de aclaración del concepto de espacio potencial y de exploración de las implicaciones que este aspecto de la obra de Winnicott tiene para una teoría psicoanalítica del desarrollo normal y patológico de la capacidad de simbolización y subjetividad.

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Chapter 6: Reimagining Legacy—Have You Played Your Music?

Leider, Richard J. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

“Did I live a good life?” “Did my life matter?” “Did I play my music?”

The answers to questions like these reveal our legacy—our “leave behind,”—our footprint, the music that plays after we are gone. When we explore our legacy we ask “what do we want our lives to have been about?”

When older adults look back upon their lives, they consistently express a hope that their existence has made a difference. Most do not fear dying nearly as much they do the prospect of having lived a meaningless life. We want to have made some “small dent” in the world. The prospect that no one will remember us after we are gone or worse, that no one will even notice, is deeply unsettling.

Our legacy emerges from a life that is lived in a manner consistent with our calling. When we have given our gifts away in service to something we are passionate about in an environment that supports our values, we leave a legacy that is meaningful and makes a positive difference to our loved ones and us.

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CHAPTER FOURTEEN. Father can’t you see that I am burning?—interventions in the real of the parental couple

Karnac Books ePub

Tine Norregaard Arroyo

A10 year old boy was brought to analysis due to his parents’ concerns about his recurring accidents. Many of these accidents occurred when the boy was allowed to use the tools of his father, a welder, who, in the initial interview spoke of his disappointments not only with regard to his son, but also with his own father and life overall. The parents separated during the course of the analysis, after it was revealed that the father had incurred a longstanding gambling debt, which had caused major financial losses in the family.

The boy was no stranger to sexual matters, which he candidly spoke about in terms of his puppy, who had “all the works”. For him it was rather a confusion between playing around with and making the tool work; his own and his father’s. His symptoms, the accidents and burn marks on his body appeared at the crossing point of the knowledge about the “welds” of his own body and his attempts at “welding” the parents’ relationship.

A necessary intervention enabled a turning point in the analysis, when the mother reported in a session that the boy had driven the family car into a tree, slightly injuring himself and two other boys. The mother, stressing her anger at the seriousness of the accident, and at the fact that the father had allowed the boy to play around in the car, demanded that the boy pay for the costs of the damage with his pocket money. The following intervention was offered to the mother and the son: more than the cost of the car is involved in this accident as there is a difference between the age when a boy needs his parents to drive him and the age when the law in society allows him to drive a car by himself.

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Michelin Michelin ePub


A combination of almost nothing but mountains and coastline, Calabria is a region of enormous beauty that greatly repays the effort invested to explore its geography and gastronomy. Called Enotria by the ancient Greeks due to its thriving viticulture, today Calabria cultivates an abundance of varieties. The most common black grapes are Gaglioppo, Magliocco, Marsigliana, Nerello Mascalese, Prunesta, Sangiovese and Alicante, and among the whites Greco Bianco, Mantonico, Pecorello and Guardavalle. The local varieties are of course joined by international cultivars, in particular, Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon. Grapes are also grown high on the Sila plateau, allowing Calabria to claim the record for the highest vineyards in Europe.

A promontory under vine at Bagnara Calabra on the “Violet Coast”


The terroir

Despite a glorious past, the image today of Calabria’s winemaking industry has deteriorated due to the excessive division of the vineyards into small plots and the production of wine in bulk. Happily the situation is changing thanks to a reappraisal of the value of local varieties and the improved quality of the grapes and production methods. New growing and cellar techniques are being introduced to replace obsolete methods.

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1998 Dunes Learning Center

Kenneth J. Schoon Quarry Books ePub

Since 1998 when it was established, the Dunes Learning Center has served more than sixty-five thousand students. Many of these children spent their first night away from home at the Center. Nearly all of them saw their first hawk, heard their first frog, identified their first tree, or had their first in-depth discussions about the environment there. Others first learned about food waste, energy savings, deer populations, sustainability, and shoreline erosion. For some local students, their days at the Center gave them their first view of Lake Michigan.

Dunes Learning Center’s entrance sign on Howe Road.

The National Lakeshore was established in 1966. When by 1968 no education programs had been established, the Save the Dunes Council contacted Lee Botts at Chicago’s Open-lands Project.

The result was the Lakeshore’s first environmental education program—a free teacher workshop taught by Chicago science teacher Wayne Schimpf. This successful session resulted in the establishment of ongoing education programs that have made the Lakeshore an influential leader of environmental education within the National Park Service. A home converted into a center for education programs was used for many years until the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education was opened in 1986.

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CHAPTER NINE: The art of alchemy

Gorman, Max Aeon Books ePub

‘A urum nostrum non est aurum vulgare’, claimed the Alchemists—‘Our gold is not common gold.’ So if the Alchemists of the Middle Ages were not, as is usually assumed, concerned with the production of ordinary gold from base metals like lead or iron, what kind of gold did they seek to make?

The answer is bright and shining inner gold, the gold from which souls are made, no less—‘sophic’ gold, as they called it. From heavy, leaden, ordinary man they sought to fashion light, golden, spiritual man—beginning with themselves. For the first work of the true alchemist was to refine and transmute his own very self from coarse to fine, from lower to higher; and then to help others to effect the same change.

Without the guidance of the already golden man, a ‘changed one’, without his mastery, the transmutation could not be achieved. As a member of the alchemical fraternity told Helvetius of the Hague in 1666, ‘Nay, without the communication of a true adept philosopher not one student can find the way to prepare this great magistry.’ The student, too, had to be of a certain quality, ‘Scarce three in one million canst be candidates for the Work of Holy Alkimy.’ says Thomas Norton in his ‘Ordinall of Alkimy’ (1477).

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Thirteen Gyokusai

Harold J. Goldberg Indiana University Press ePub

The unanticipated length of the Battle of Saipan put a terrible strain on the supply effort. By 1 July as the battle raged, the military was rationing some ammunition, and 81-millimeter mortar ammunition fell to dangerous lows. Fortunately, the troops were able to use captured Japanese mortar shells in American tubes.1 Despite these shortages, the navy did an incredible job in supplying the troops with food, weapons, and other necessities.

Finally, the Battle of Saipan seemed to be nearing its end. The 4th Marine Division had cleared Kagman Peninsula and continued to move north along the east coast of the island. On 2 July, following an artillery barrage against enemy positions, the 23rd and 24th Marines led a new assault, with the 25th Marines added to the attack the next day. In all areas the American offensive advanced despite strong enemy opposition. As they moved north and then west, the 4th Division captured Hills 721 and 767, with C Company, 23rd Marines, leading the drive against the latter.

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Chapter 1: Assessing Your Voice

Fleming, Carol Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

If you ask people how they want their speech and voice to be described, they will probably say articulate, resonant, and knowledgeable, clear, persuasive, and confident. These are the characteristics of speakers you admire, and you want to be in that club because you know how very much it matters. As one of my clients said, “Every time you open your mouth, you put your business in the street” (i.e., you put your reputation on the line).

I will tell you a secret: People are not good judges of their own speaking characteristics. They may be aware that there’s something about the way they talk that is a problem for them and they make guesses about the specifics. Here’s what many clients say when they first come to see me:

”My voice is too high (too gravelly, too nasal, too …).”

“I mumble/swallow my words, and I don’t speak distinctly.”

“I am very uncomfortable with small talk, public speaking, and interaction with any authority figures.”

“My speech is too soft, and people are always telling me to speak up.”

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Chapter Three: Work

Marcus, Paul Karnac Books ePub



“Love and work…work and love, that's all there is,” said Freud. Indeed, for Freud and for many other great thinkers, meaningful work is a key element of what constitutes living the “good life” (Freud, 1929, p. 101). Albert Camus, for example, noted, “Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies” (qtd. in Potter, 1998, p. 9). Work, sociologically defined as “any activity that produces a product or service for immediate use or exchange” (Johnson, 1995, p. 318),1 is the realm of everyday life in which most adults in Western society spend huge amounts of time and effort. As “positive psychology” researchers Luthans and Youssef noted, “The workplace is where healthy, productive individuals tend to spend the majority of their time and energy. The workplace would seem to dominate the forgotten [interdisciplinary] mission of facilitating ‘the good life’ and nurturing people…” (Luthans & Youssef, 2009, p. 585). Like being in a bad marriage, if you don't like your work, you are likely to feel utterly miserable. Burnout—that sense of longstanding exhaustion, reduced interest in one's work, and feeling diminished personal achievement—is a fairly common self-description that propels people to go to a psychotherapist. At the other extreme are the workaholics who relate to their job as if it were an addictive drug, an aphrodisiac, and who sacrifice much of their personal and family life, and sometimes their physical health, to their work obsession. Like the burnouts, the workaholics tend to come across as inhabiting a joyless form of human existence, one that is terminally serious, or more aptly, humourless. If their lives were equated with a colour it would be a forgettable grey. As Sholom Aleichem's Tevye wonders, “If God wants to punish a person, he deprives him of his good sense”, and, I would add, this centrally includes his sense of humour. In contrast to the burnouts and workaholics there are people like Thomas Edison, who patented 1,093 inventions, including the light bulb, phonograph, and motion picture camera, who said at the conclusion of his remarkably creative career, “I never did a day's work in my life—it was all fun.” Edison was well known to have had a robust sense of humour that permeated just about everything he engaged in. When he was questioned if he ever felt disheartened or demoralised in his efforts to invent the light bulb he responded, “No, I found 5000 ways how not make a light bulb. Every one was intriguing” (Morreall, 1997, pp. 7, 12). More recently, Woody Allen expressed a similar sentiment regarding his work but with his signature tragicomic gloss: “If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I've done my job” (Allen, Kapsis & Coblentz, 2006, p. 44). While Edison's attitude towards his work represents the ultimate ideal, where work evokes the delight associated with childhood play, full of lovely colors, the fact is that most people experience their work as something between burnout and joyful play, a kind of tolerable servitude.

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CHAPTER FOUR The third year of life

Diem-Wille, Gertraud Karnac Books PDF


The third year of life



he third year of life is the last of three decisive years where the foundations of the personality, deep structure of the psyche, and model for perceiving the world are all formed. Recognition of the great significance of the first three years of life did not begin with

Freud: Charles Darwin already was a proponent of this view. In his biography of Darwin, Bowlby described a conversation between portraitist William Richmond and Darwin, where Darwin was asked in which years a child receives his most indelible impressions. His answer was, “Without doubt the first three,” and he explained that “It is a virgin brain adapted to receive impressions although unable to formulate or memorize these. They nonetheless remain and can affect the whole future life of the child recipient” (Bowlby, 1990, p. 430). Although there was even less known then than now about the links between cognitive and psychic development, Darwin comprehended the crucial importance of these years.

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Chapter 8. Protest Grounds Based on Sealed Bidding Procedures

Butler, Patrick Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Overview of This Protest Ground: Bid guarantees are a forms of security that are used in sealed bidding procedures (usually for construction) to make sure that (1) the bidder does not withdraw its bid during the specified period for acceptance and (2) the bidder will execute a written contract and furnish the required bonds if selected for award. See FAR § 28.001. The bid guarantee can also be used to offset excess reprocurement costs if the bidder violates those promises. Essentially, it can make a surety liable to the government for the bidder’s actions prior to contract award.

Protests in this area arise most often in sealed bidding procedures (FAR Part 14) when there is a discrepancy with the bid bond that leads the contracting officer to question whether the surety will be liable in the event that the bidder does not execute the contractual documents following award. Sometimes this type of protest is triggered by a letter included with the bid that casts doubt on the enforceability of the bid bond. Other times joint ventures will appear to have a bid bond in only one of the joint venture partners’ names, leading a contracting officer to reject the bid as nonresponsive. Finally, several cases arose because the bidder submitted a photocopy rather than the original signed bid bond.

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Waska, Robert Karnac Books ePub


A return to healing

In today’s cultural milieu, there are many obstacles to a patient ever entering long-term, frequent psychotherapy of any type. When an individual is suffering from a mental disorder or emotional conflict and they make a move to seek out help, the psychoanalyst’s office is almost never at the top of the list.

Often, the patient will go to their medical doctor and receive a prescription for some type of medication for depressive and/or anxiety symptoms. Rarely will that professional recommend adjunct psychotherapy, let alone psychoanalysis.

If the patient seeks out a mental health worker, there are many varieties to choose from and unfortunately for the field of psychoanalysis, today’s favourites in the public eye tend to be cognitive, behavioural approaches that offer quick, easy, painless treatments with little or no exploration of unconscious processes needed. Indeed, many patients arriving at the first session with the psychoanalyst assume, request, or demand such symptom-driven cures.

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4: Historical Dynamics of the Northern Uganda Conflict: A Longitudinal Struggle for Nation Building

Edited by Kenneth Omeje and Tricia Redek Indiana University Press ePub

A Longitudinal Struggle for Nation Building

Elias Omondi Opongo

THE NORTHERN UGANDA conflict can be characterized as part of a longitudinal struggle for nation building that both precedes and postdates the twenty-two-year civil war between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and Government of Uganda (GOU). Although military interventions and peace talks (most recently in 2006–8) have resulted in a ceasefire and relative stability, the war cost close to 200,000 lives and dramatically increased poverty and insecurity. The northern Acholi region remains the most affected by both the conflict and perfunctory postconflict rehabilitation measures. It also faces the challenge of designing an effective transitional justice framework that reconciles the model of retributive justice favored by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and models of restorative justice based on cultural mechanisms supported by some members of local communities and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Northern Uganda has therefore been considered both one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, as well as a laboratory for postconflict transitional justice and peacebuilding.

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